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So Baby No. 1 is due in a month or two.
You read through the pregnancy booklet and see a long list of what you are going to need for the arrival of your little bundle of joy.
I was, especially when I learned Baby Number 1 was going to be a girl!
You know how I am with anything pink! (Proof is this blog and another proof is how I love Pink’s music.)
I bought a bunch of tiny, pink newborn clothes that would probably give my daughter a fresh change for over a year (not quite, of course, I am exaggerating, but you get the drift. I bought a bunch of clothes which will only fit a newborn).
Shopping for a newborn’s baby clothes is fun, there’s no question about it.
Who can resist those tiny clothes in pastel blue , purple, pink and yellow?
But hold on, before you go gung-ho and purchase every piece of baby clothing you think is eye candy, consider first how useful and practical it is.
When buying newborn baby clothes, consider the following:
Have you tried putting clothes on a newborn?
I swear newborns seem all heads! I remember trying to fit a cute shirt over my newborn’s head and failing.
1. Always consider buying short and long-sleeved cotton cardigans with a snap front closure, onesies/body suits with big or stretchy neck
opening and comfortable leg openings, and sleepers in comfortable cloth.
And oh, they don’t need to be in generic white or printed with cute dinosaur patterns. You can dress up your little one in your favorite team’s color like these Outerstuff NBA Infants Toddler Team Color Double Dribble Primary Logo Shirt & Shorts Set (3T, Washington Wizards Red).
2.If you have a baby girl, please forego any lace sewn on any part of the clothing. It can be quite irritating to the skin.Also consider where the snaps and buttons are. Snaps and buttons at the back will be uncomfortable for the baby. Make sure the buttons and snaps are not coming off. Check them every time you wash the clothes.The buttons can easily end up inside your little one’s hand which she can accidentally put inside her mouth.
3.Be sure the onesies and romper suits you buy have snap crotches to make it easier for you to change diapers.
4. Babies do grow fast! Don’t buy a lot of clothes of the same size like I did. You might just end up with clothes that were never worn because your baby has outgrown them.
5. Do not buy expensive designer baby clothes. They will be worn for just a few months.
6. Do not buy shoes for newborn. I have a confession. I was so in love with the Air Jordans I got a pair for my little boy (besides, I was so excited to have a boy after my two girls), thereby violating #5 and a fact of life – babies cannot walk. (Plus, you cannot imagine how difficult it was to put those shoes on baby’s feet and fear that it will fall and get lost in the mall!)